I like to help the group of people I game with enjoy the visual side of gaming. This means being happy to have a go at creating unique models which are not commercially available. The request this time was to provide a limber to be placed along side existing French Medium Machine Gun teams painted up as Cavalry.
Given the detailed and small scale nature of this model I planned it from the outset to be primarily printed in resin. I suspect the limber can be printed in plastic at 0.1mm layer height or if your printer will achieve it, 0.06mm. I measured the length of the Warlord French MMG that I had in my own army and dropped Studio Grozny’s excellent Japanese MMG based on the French Hotchkiss into MS 3D Builder for scaling purposes and began to try to make some magic.
This model is a new, several test models printed but not as yet tested by sales on Ebay and feed back from buyers.
The design work was done at 1/28 scale so the files you will receive can be used at that large scale but I do not recommend printing at small than 1/56 scale.
This listing will provide the following 1/56 scaled files Resin printing, files are duplicated with pre-supported versions.
- Main Limber.
- Limber wheel Version 01
- Limber wheel Version o2
- Weapon Crate
- Ammo Crate
- Single Ammo Box which in life held 12 clips of approx 40 rounds
- Horse Version 01
- Horse Version 02
These models were designed by Neal Bowskill Copyright June 2022, no printing for commercial gain permitted.
I hope in future months to be able to get the technical dimensions of the French Hotchkiss MMG when I do I will update this listing providing an MMG to be sat on the limber. I am thinking currently of trying to convert plastic Perry ACW cavalry riders giving them Adrian Helmets, French style water bottles and carbines if I can source them. If anyone has some ideas on this let me know. Ideally a friendly figure designer will create some bespoke riders and a foot figure or two holding the horses.
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